(Closed) Curly girl method + hair dresser?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I have really curly hair and my hair dresser cuts it dry because curly hair is not the same when you cut it wet.  My hair dresser uses shampoo and conditioner that is for curly hair and I don’t have it blow dried. She uses curly hair products only. I hardly ever straighten my hair. Maybe 2 or 3 times a year.  I like everything coconut oil and natural products.  I have used Shea Moisture, Mixed Chicks, Renpure Curly hair coconut milk, and Mizani.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

mrsdrake :  cut my hair about a month ago and went back to my natural color. Dont know if you can see my locks well in this pick but it was cut dry.  ๐Ÿ˜Š

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’m a curly girl and shampoo-free and have been for probably a year and half, two years now?

The best product for my hair is Kinky Curly Curling Custand—that stuff is a miracle. I want to like Shea Moisture stuff but it stays greasy in my hair, it never dries. 

However, you do need to use a stronger shampoo every rare once in awhile for scalp health, so when I get my hair cut or dyed I just let them use whatever they want, and I request they don’t put product in or style my hair. That way I get all the benefits of the deep clean (aka harsh shampoo) but I don’t need to use it again to get their styling junk out of my hair. Works pretty well for me. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: County courthouse

Ive been wearing my hair curly for almost a year and a half. I was tired of straightening my hair for an hour everyday. Best decision I’ve make when it comes to my hair. I’ve cut it a few times and everytime it comes out pretty good. It’s not the curly girl method, but it still works for my hair. I just love my naturally curly hair now. Here is a few pics of my hair…longer is from last year and the pixie I just got last week. My hair gets cutler the shorter it is:

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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hopfenn :  i use the Living Proof Curly line, and I love it – I’ve gotten tons of compliments on my curls since I switched. When I go get my hair cut, I just let them use whatever – one shampoo/conditioner with sulfates/silicones is not going to destroy your hair (the issue with sulfates/silicones is long-term build up). Same thing with blow drying – if your hair is healthy to start, one blow-dry won’t destroy it. Alternatively, if you don’t want it blown out, you can ask your hairdresser to diffuse it instead, which is much more gentle and totally curly-girl acceptable.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2027

I have “frizzy” hair and the curly girl method didnt work for me but my 11 year old has very beautiful, natural curls and we’ve been doing it for about 6 months. No more morning tantrums while styling. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee

Hi hopfenn! I’ve been a long time lurker and just recently created my own account! Your post is my first contribution! I’ve been natural my whole life but heat styled straight (not chemical relaxing) About 4 years ago I decided to embrace my natural texture. I co-washed for a couple of years but now when I have a wash day (every 5 or 6 days) I use shampoo but mostly because I work out 4-5 days a week and get sweaty.  I love shea moisture products and kinky curly knot today leave in conditioner and ecostyler gel to give me a soft hold. I also use coconut oil and shea butter as a daily moisture sealant. I get my hair cut and colored once every 4-6 months and I’ve found a great stylist that can do my hair while it’s curly either wet or dry. It’s important to ask at the salon and be very specific about your hair texture as I’ve had some nightmare haircuts in the past! I don’t think the cleansers that they use at the salon will do that much damage if it’s just the one time every few months you go. The key is finding the products you like and sticking with a routine that works for you and embrace your natural curl pattern! Once you get that down you’ll see glowing results! Good luck on your hair journey ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Worker bee

Thanks Bee! I’m excited to finally join the community! You got this!!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I just co wash as well.  My stylist use a non sulphate product, so just call around.  Try Aveda.  I get colour while at the salon, so she has to shampoo after, but if I was not getting colour she is fine with conditioner only.  I would just talk to them and tell them what you are doing with your hair and see if they can accomodate.  My stylist also specializes in curly and wavy hair, and that has helped my hair tremendously, as she cuts it to work with it, not make me look like a frizzy poodle.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Dry cutting FOR LIFE! I’ll never go back haha.

I have dandruff so I do shampoo my hair, but not that often (like twice a week), and I use a leave-in conditioner.ย 

I just looked up a video on the curly girl method andย it looks awesome though – the gel technique is super interesting, I want to give that a try.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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mrsdrake :  I wish my curls would go like yours! I either get lots of little stragly curls or a few thick curls never an inbetween like yours! I can never tell if i’m using the right products for mine or not!

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